Guess what? Today's my birthday! Not in that "Yay! I just got some unexpected crap that I really wanted and so it's as if I'm celebrating like a little kid!" type of birthday. It's my actual birthday. All gifts, preferably in the form of large monetary sums, should be sent post haste. Don't bother asking me how old I am, either. Let's just say that I'm happy these chicks are older than me and 2011 is the year that they're all turning 40.
Hard to believe that the waif from LUCAS has been around for 4 decades and that three of them were spent entertaining the masses. I grew up thinking adoring Ryder because I wanted to believe I could one day usurp her as Johnny Depp's love slave. Now I just wish I was cool enough to shoplift and be thought the better for it.
If ever there was a time to celebrate being a ditzy yet tough blonde, it was during the reigning years that Christina Applegate spent as Kelly Bundy on "Married With Children." What I didn't notice all along because I was too busy trying to find a dress shop that sold her patented mini-dressed, was that Applegate is one of the hardest working comedic actresses with one of the strongest professional ethics and killer senses of timing around. No one could ever pull that character off like she did.
The only thing that upsets me more about Carla Gugino first rising to notice for being Pauly Shore's love interest in SON IN LAW was that she has spent too many of her younger years playing the mother to older-ish children in the SPY KIDS movies. I understand that she was supposed to be the hot mom, but f*ck. Talk about setting standards so low that "Teen Mom" makes such perfect TV scheduling sense. (Or the ill-conceived belief that any young mom of two is going to come a wide margin close enough to how hot Gugino was/is/always will be.)
Which is your favorite Lordy-Lordy-Look-Who's-40 babe?